If you follow my Twitter (and 35 whole people do, thank you very much!), you know that I officially declared the death of Facebook around 3pm today.
I have a pure animal instinct for these sorts of things — like an electronic psychic who can see through computers' CPUs direct to the heart of their circuits, radiating with digital fear. (Was that the plot of A.I.? I turned it off after the part with the robot voiced by Chris Rock. God, that was bad.)
So, anyway, I was none too surprised when I found out that in the past 24 hours Mashable ("The Social Media Guide") had broken news about "Facebook Lite" — a stripped down version of the Facebook platform.
Why a stripped down Facebook? Well, the look and feel of Lite bears a distinct resemblance to Facebook's top competitor du jour, Twitter.
Remember when Myspace started integrating Facebook-type features into their site? Those desperate measures definitely felt like Myspace waving a proverbial white flag, and the announcement of Facebook Lite appears to be the harbinger of nails in the Facebook coffin.
So Facebook is done. That's over. Twitter is now the "king of the hill." Which means some other emerging technology is about start making major moves to knock down the empire of Twits.
So what is the future of social media? How the hell should I know?! You tell me!! I NEED TO KNOW!!! NOW!!!!!!!
If someone doesn't implant a chip in my brain that allows me to order delivery food directly to wherever I am standing at any given moment I'm going to have no choice but to DESTROY EVERYONE I SEE!!!!